Microwave Coffee Mug Eggs


These Microwave Eggs in a Mug are ready to eat in 2 minutes with less mess, less stress and the same delicious fluffy scrambled eggs you get from cooking on the stovetop. Sign me up!

microwave eggs in a mug on white plate with fork

Microwave Eggs in a Mug

I was skimming through some cooking magazines while on vacation this week and noticed these incredible and oh so simple eggs. Yes, it was an ad, and it got me.  I love scrambled eggs, so these microwave scrambled eggs immediately caught my attention.

Normally I’m somewhat of a snubber of microwave methods, but if you’ve ever been to Einstein Bagels and ordered one of their egg sandwiches you may have noticed that they cook the eggs in the microwave and they are actually delicious.

So, I thought this simple microwave method must work and I immediately gave it a try the first chance I had, even on vacation.  It’s true, I’m addicted to blogging. I was so excited about this eggs in a mug recipe find that I couldn’t resist the urge to share even on vacation.

I hope this mug recipe makes your life a little simpler so you’re not swapping out a fresh, warm, nutritious breakfast for some cardboard sugar filled “pastry” because it’s the only thing you have time to make.  You can make these microwave eggs nearly as quick as you can pour a bowl of cereal!

Microwave Eggs Ingredients

These microwave scrambled eggs are so quick and easy to make. To make this recipe, you need:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheese (optional)

How to Microwave Eggs

  • Grease a 12-oz. coffee mug, then add eggs and milk and give it a stir.
  • Microwave mixture on high for 45 seconds, then stir.
  • Microwave again for 30 seconds, or until eggs are cooked through.
  • Immediately season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

microwave scrambled eggs in white mug on plate with fork

Can I Double This Recipe?

If you want to make more scrambled eggs in a mug, I suggest making two separate batches. You’ll either need to use a second mug or clean out the first one you used between batches.

The eggs puff up in the microwave, and if you added in more than two eggs I’m afraid they’d bubble over while cooking!

How Will I Know the Eggs Are Cooked?

The eggs will be set in the center once fully cooked. If you’re unsure, give the mug a giggle and see if the eggs wobble around a lot.

Tips for the Best Microwave Eggs

  • For best results, follow the recipe instructions exactly — mug size, number of eggs, everything!
  • If you take the scrambled eggs out of the mug and slice them, you can layer them on a bagel or croissant to make a breakfast sandwich.
  • You can also drizzle hot sauce or other toppings onto these scrambled eggs in a mug.

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Microwave Eggs in a Mug

These Microwave Eggs in a Mug are ready to eat in 2 minutes with less mess, less stress and the same delicious fluffy scrambled eggs you get from cooking on the stovetop. Sign me up!

Servings: 1
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spray a 12 oz. coffee mug with cooking spray or grease with butter.

  2.  Add eggs and milk to mug and stir with a fork or whisk until well blended. Microwave mixture on high for 40 seconds then stir edges inward. Microwave again for 20 seconds, stir again. Continue to microwave in 10 - 20 second intervals until just barely cooked through.

  3. Immediately sprinkle with optional cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Author: Jaclyn


  • Daniell: AWESOME!! My almost one yr old was hungry and having a fit, he loves scrambled eggs so I gave this a shot. I can hold him and cook this at the same time, I love it! HE is happy as a clam eating his eggs right now. Thank you :-) January 3, 2015 at 8:27am Reply

  • Carly: I’m a diabetic so eggs are a big part of my breakfast most mornings since I can’t have many carbs & the fact that I don’t have to use the stove and dirty a big pan for a couple of eggs is AMAZING! I tried it this morning and they were just as good as on the stove but SO much easier. My mornings just got better and stress free! Thanks! December 4, 2013 at 8:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed this method for eggs Carly! December 7, 2013 at 10:26pm Reply

  • Katie: I saw these on Pinterest and am eating them right now! I had to microwave them for ten seconds longer because the bottom was watery but, with a sprinkle of cheddar, these are amazing and better than stovetop! July 2, 2013 at 5:46am Reply

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  • Uprising Phoenix: Tried this today with habanero cheese and a splash of Chilulah hot sauce. It was tastey & fluffy, but watery on the bottom. I think I’ll try it with 1.5 or 1.25 Tbsp of milk next time. As a person who is on the run and starts work at 6am, THANK YOU for distributing this recipe! December 2, 2012 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – sheesh! That’s scary! Good to know and I hope your eyes are ok! Nothing quite like hot egg in the eyes. Thanks for your comment so I don’t do the same thing. And your welcome for the recipes, so glad you enjoy! August 9, 2012 at 7:51pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Hey I just found your blog and adore it!!!! I did want to just mention about the eggs in the microwave that when I took them out to eat them, I stuck my fork in and it popped really loud and splattered into my eyes. I guess next time I’ll let them cool first before poking my fork in there. Thanks for all the yummy recipes! August 7, 2012 at 6:45am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Lela – That’s great! I can’t wait until my kids can cook =). I love your name by the way, I was going to name my daughter that. May 24, 2012 at 8:31pm Reply

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